Garlic and Onion Biscuits Recipe

This is the first time I've cooked garlic and onion biscuits and they turned out so, so yummy that I had to post it so I could make it again!  (Random recipes on papers floating around my kitchen keep getting lost...)


I've been experimenting with breads that have no sugar in them.  Biscuits seemed like a safer place to start than other recipes, though I did use white flour to help with the texture.  Plus...these are perfect for biscuits and gravy!!

Ingredients:

4 cups flour
8 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
2 eggs
about 1 1/3 cup water
2 huge cloves of garlic, crushed (about 2 1/2 tablespoons)
1/2 large onion, chopped
about 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese

Mix all the ingredients together and knead a few times.  Roll out to about 1/2 inch thick and use the back of a butter knife to cut 24 "rolls."  Cook at 450 degrees for 9 minutes.  Like any baking powder biscuit, do not overcook!

This recipe was born from...
1- a need to make biscuits without sugar...the original recipe I used did not have the last three ingredients, used milk instead of water, and called for 1/4 cup sugar.  Our family has had some interesting sugar restrictions lately, so I needed to make some changes.  Normally, I'd use almond milk, but we ran out and I don't like running to the store for one thing.  :)

2- a love of garlic and onion flavored stuff!  Swapping the sweet for savory was a natural move!

So, let me know if you try it!!  We're serving ours with mashed potatoes and gravy...if I can get everyone to leave the biscuits alone for ten more minutes!!

Happy Birthday Ryleigh!

Sometimes everything lines up just how I want it and my blog captures so much of our daily adventures.  Other times...not so much.  This is one of those times.  I realized I have not blogged about birthdays at all this year...and we've already had three!  So, hopefully I can give each of them their own post very soon!  We'll start with Ryleigh...

Ryleigh turned one year old at the end of January!


We absolutely love this little lady!!  She can make dirt and mud so extremely adorable--it's amazing!!  Not only does she love playing outside, she also loves pretty things...especially tutus!  Unfortunately, my pictures from the beginning of the year are very disorganized...hopefully I can find more pictures of her birthday party and pretty clothes soon!


Some of Ryleigh's favorite things (both then and now!) include swinging and going for a run.  And it is no coincidence that they both happen outside!



On her actual birthday, Ryleigh was actually pretty sick.  She had been fighting a mean cold for two days, and still had one more day to go.  So, she had a super healthy carrot shaped carrot cake (with not-so-healthy frosting...I know!).  Kaia thought it would be awesome to have a carrot cake for her first birthday since her first food was mashed carrots.  :)  


Love, love, love this baby!!  And I love that almost six months later I know that cold only lasted a few days!  

Topaz Mountain

There is a fabulous place in Utah called Topaz Mountain.  Six or seven million years ago, a volcano erupted and formed a huge rhyolite deposit.  As the rock formed, topaz (a semi-precious gem) also grew.  We had a ton of fun with the kids and their aunts and uncles one day hunting for topaz.  You can break open rhyolite to find topaz or you can spot it in washes and dried riverbeds...especially after a good storm!  A big thanks to my mom for taking pictures after my phone died!


















And here's a link for more information about Topaz Mountain:  http://geology.utah.gov/utahgeo/rockmineral/collecting/topaz.htm